Today, with its 16 million population Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey (not capital city of Turkey) and one of the largest cities in the world. Istanbul’s population increased dramatically in the 1970s and 80s and this increase shows itself in aerial photos as well. In this post we juxtaposed the aerial photos of eight landmarks of Istanbul that were taken in 1966 and 2017.
It’s impossible to think of Istanbul without thinking of the Bosphorus. The Bosphorus defines the city and is the place of fantastic views, waterside neighbourhoods, opulent palaces, ornate Ottoman mosques, wooden yalı mansions, fish restaurants, charming tea gardens, walking routes, green parks, cross-continental vapurs (ferries) and much more. It literally connects the two sides of Istanbul – in more than one way.